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Katydid… (Multi-Photo)

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You were 

green with envy

and those big, greedy eyes — of course — were

a large part of the reason why.

And those massive, attentive ears of yours,

upon your knees,

were nature’s way of letting you stand up to what you hear

about yourself.

When you passed by that radiant tile

and reflectively peered at yourself,

 you vainly realized

that you were

the most beautiful

Katy(that ever)did.

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(Note: Katydids actually do have hearing mechanisms on their front leg — knee — areas; this affords their narrow bodies with wide, stereoscopic hearing.  This better, stereoscopic hearing aids greatly in locating prey and in evading predators.)

 Beautiful Katy! (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Beautiful Katy! (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

 Beautiful Katy! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Beautiful Katy! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

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About Dreaming…

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At night — instead of dreaming inane dreams — let the mind be still, calm, and silent.  The function of dreaming is to resolve issues that occurred during the day, so as to put the brain in order.  Desires, fears, and problems all play their part in causing dreams in the brain to occur.  The brain needs order… and, if it is not fully orderly during the day, dreams often occur primarily to help order to occur within (and “as”) the brain.  However, if one is very attentive, aware, and sagacious throughout the day, then dreams become unnecessary.  If, throughout the day, the mind is aware without needless conflict and friction — and without crass separation from the perceptions that take place — then the mind may be orderly and whole.  Then, there is no need for petty, superficial dreams to bring order, for order has occurred throughout the day and there are no significant problems or fears to resolve during sleep.  So a mind that is really whole, wise, orderly, and insightful, rarely dreams.  If it eats some unusual or spicy foods, that may trigger some physiological reactions that cause some superficial dreaming; otherwise dreaming rarely, if ever, occurs.  Then the mind can wake up really rested… not having had to struggle with unresolved conflicts, fears, and problematic patterns.  At night, a truly orderly mind goes beyond patterns, friction, and self-fabricated images… and is truly resting and not wasting energy; and such a mind accomplishes such things during sleep because it often acts that way (as deep order) throughout the day.  Then there is no disorder to “carry over” into the night; then there is no disorder to resolve with (and “as”) superficial dreams.

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Mayfly Study. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Mayfly Study. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

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Love…

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Love has no boundaries

Love is joyous life

Love makes little pollution

Love is not conformity

Love is beyond separation

Love does not hate

Love illuminates the truth

Love has no jealousy

Loves helps the needy

Love does not kill

Love is beyond words

Love protects its fledglings

Love is the whole

Love doesn’t crave power

Love brings life’s mysteries

Love is eternity unfolding

Love is ever renewing

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Not separate. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Not separate. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

 

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Oh, where is Tom?… (Multi-Photo)

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Toads and frogs, snakes and snails and insects…

When I was a child, they’d say:

Oh, where is Tom?…

And always the answer was…

Well, he’s with the toads and frogs, the snakes and snails and insects.

Now that I’m rather gray and elderly, they say:

Oh, where is Tom?…

Well, he’s with the toads and frogs, the snakes and snails and insects.

Toads and frogs, snakes and snails and insects…

;)

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(Note:  Many insects see, in addition to other colors, ultraviolet – which we humans can’t see – so the following photo may be like what they actually perceive.)

Nature enthusiasts. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Nature enthusiasts. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

 

Nature enthusiasts. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Nature enthusiasts. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

 

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Not so separate from the perceived… (Multi-Photo)

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i stuck a stick

into the mud…

a stick in the mud am i.

 

i cut a paper

into many fragments…

and i fell to pieces.

 

i stared at the moon

on a dim blue night…

and i became very pale.

 

i zigged a zag

on the computer screen…

and ziggyzags became my fate.

 

i smiled at some children 

who were frightened and sad…

then i became happy two.

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Small Planet. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Small Planet. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Small Planet. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Small Planet. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015